You may find some of these links useful for further research.
All About Hubs – an extensive tour de force on this website all about hub gears.
Amberley Museum – has an exhibition of bicycles and a Bicycle Repair Shop.
Anfield Bicycle Club – where an extensive archive of documents, photographs, and ephemera, spanning the history of cycling, has been digitised.
Bertin Classic Cycles – a weblog about Andre Bertin’s bicycles.
Bibliotheque Gallica – this French website is a fantastic resource.
Bidlake Memorial Trust – a lasting memorial garden to F. T. Bidlake and memorial prize.
Bike Cult Tracks and Velodromes – list of bicycle tracks and velodromes from past to present.
British Newspaper Archive – search hundreds of historic newspapers.
Brooks saddles – the official website.
Brown Brothers 1889-1989 – an online history of the company in digital book form.
Calaméo – a digital print source which includes L’Industrie des Cycles from 1898 and various other cycling publications.
Carlton Cycles – this site covers the background and history with identification, models, and catalogues.
Carpenter – a virtual museum dedicated to 50 years of specialist bike building by Henry and Frank Carpenter.
Chainwheel tattoo project – an interesting site for silhouettes of vintage chainwheels.
Chateau de Bosc – veteran cycle museum with very early and unusual examples.
Ciclocollection – Museo di Biciclette
Classic Bikes – Holdsworth, Claud Butler and F. H. Grubb
Classic Lightweights – a comprehensive site on the history of British bespoke bicycle and component manufacture.
Classic Rendezvous – dedicated to Lightweight Vintage Bicycles c.1900~1983.
Coventry Transport Museum – includes a large cycle collection
Cross frames – an interesting Dutch site on the history and variety of cross frames.
Cycle Speedway History – an interesting website.
Cyclo – video on removing and rebuilding a 1930s Cyclo 3-speed freewheel.
Der Knochenschüttler – the German magazine (The Boneshaker) for lovers of historical bicycles and member journal of the “Historische Fahrräder eV”. Includes German scanned catalogues, etc. in Velopedia.
Disraeli Gears – a derailleur collection starting before 1900.
Dursley Pedersen cycles – a delightful site well worth visiting.
Edwin Butler – the story of the Butler Omnicycle.
Espacenet – patent search from c.1890.
Evolution of the Bicycle – we like this short video animation showing the development of the bicycle by Milan Singh.
Fahrradsammler – mainly German veteran cycles including brands and a guide to the dating of machines.
Flying Gate – originally built by the Baines brothers and now by TJ Cycles, includes a short video.
Flying Wheel – a classic bike blog website from New Zealand.
Frank Patterson – one of Britain’s most accomplished and prolific illustrators of cycling scenes.
French cycles and cycling – a variety mainly 1940s – 1960s.
French and Italian framebuilders and components generally 1930s-1960s
Grace’s Guide – a substantial archive of British industrial history.
Grampian Transport Museum – includes a cycle collection
Hetchins – an enormous amount of material here.
Historical Directories – over 600 searchable directories made available by the University of Leicester.
Iceni CAM – an online library for cycles, cyclemotors, etc.
International Veteran Cycle Association – dedicated to the preservation of the history of the bicycle, bicycling and the enjoyment of the bicycle as a machine.
Internet Archive – a substantial digital repository of documents, the link takes you to velocipedes.
John Collins Cycle Collection – at Harlow Museum and Walled Gardens
Last Clarion House – a documentary about the Last Clarion House, Pendle, Lancashire. A fine cause.
H. Lloyd Cycles – a great range of transfers.
National Archives – our documentary heritage.
National Bicycle History Archive of America – mainly for classic American cycles 1920-65.
National Cycle Archive – cycling history sources. See also Warwick Digital Collections, below.
National Cycle Museum – home to over 260 cycles.
Online Bicycle Museum – much information on designs, history, makes, military, origins and styles with great photographs.
Papers Past – the National Library of New Zealand digitised newspapers, magazines, and books, including many English newspapers.
Pinkerton Classic Cycles – for the repair, restoration and preservation of all types of cycle.
Registered Designs – helpful in dating registered design numbers.
Registro Storico Cicli – a delightful Italian site with a library of catalogues (not all Italian), magazines, and classic cycles.
Rough Stuff Fellowship – the oldest off-road cycle club.
Sheldon Brown – extensive resource on all sorts of cycling information.
Shuttleworth Collection – the cycle collection includes a rare lever-drive boneshaker, Starley quadricycle and Ivel Cycle Works display.
Star Cycle Company – a useful website for cycles made by Edward Lisle.
Stenton Glider – interesting 1920s lightweights.
Sterba Bicycle Museum – stunning veteran cycle website.
Sturmey-Archer – the official website.
Sturmey-Archer – Tony Hadland’s blog including ‘How to repair old Sturmey-Archer hubs’.
Terrot Club de France – everything Terrot including catalogues.
Tonton Velo (Uncle Bike Forum) – French website for all things old bicycle.
Tri-Velox – three-speed gear.
Tyre Gallery – an interesting gallery of all sorts of cycle tyres.
Velobase – vintage cycling database.
Velobiciantiche – our Italian cycle museum.
Velorama – the Dutch national cycle museum.
Velocipedistes – a website for keen riders of the earliest machines in re-enactments of early events with documents, etc.
Velocipede Gallery – US website with images, historic information, etc., with focus on 1865-1905.
Velodromes – over 700 UK track locations with history, maps, pictures, etc.
Velomuseum Rehetobel – pure technology and experience
Velo-Retro – includes timelines for Campagnolo, Cinelli, Colnago, and Mavic.
Wally Angell – an early collector of veteran-cycles, this British Pathé 1949 video shows a “quint”, a boneshaker tandem tricycle, Olympia tandem tricycle, boneshaker, 1880s tricycle and an ordinary.
Winged Wheels – about the Cyclists’ Touring Club winged wheels.
Worshipful Company of Wheelrights – find members and get that boneshaker wheel built.